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Bettles Lodge
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Bettles Lodge is a beautiful, rustic yet modern facility built originally in 1948, located 35 miles north the Arctic Circle easily reached form Fairbanks. The lodge has been renovated to provide guests fully modern amenities and a base to explore Alaska's Arctic. In the lodge common area, relax after a day of outdoor activities, watch TV, converse with other guests about the day's activities or visit the second floor game room, complete with a billiard table. At Bettles Lodge you will find a relaxing setting and access to the vast Arctic wilderness surrounding you!

SUMMER ITINERARY


Day 01/Arrival:  Enjoy a one-hour scenic flight from Fairbanks crossing the mighty Yukon River and Arctic Circle. Good views of the Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park. After dinner, take advantage of long daylight hours and enjoy a walk through the forest. Dinner and overnight at Bettles Lodge.

Day 02/Village Tour:  Tour the Native Village of Evansville and meet local Inupiaq Eskimos. You will also have time to participate in optional activities (not included) such as rafting on the Koyukuk River. All meals included today.

Day 03/Departure:  After breakfast, depart on your return flight to Fairbanks. Tour concludes upon your arrival in Fairbanks.
 
A night in Fairbanks before and after this tour is required.


WINTER ITINERARY


Day 1/Arrival: Mid-morning, enjoy a one-hour scenic flight from Fairbanks, crossing the mighty Yukon River and the Arctic Circle, with possible views of the Brooks Range and Gates of the Arctic National Park. Beginning with lunch today, all meals are included at Bettles Lodge. This afternoon is free to explore your tranquil surroundings by snowshoe or cross-country ski. After dinner, step outside and enjoy the Northern Lights or watch from the Aurora viewing cabin. Overnight at Bettles Lodge.

Day 2/Village Tour: Today, enjoy a 1 ½ - 2 hour guided tour of the Bettles area, including the Inupiaq Eskimo village of Evansville. You will also have time to participate in optional activities, such as taking an exhilarating ride on a snowmobile, or touring the Arctic by dog sled. If needed, warm clothing is available at the lodge. Stay up tonight for another opportunity to see the Northern Lights dance across the dark sky. Overnight at Bettles Lodge.

Day 3/Departure: Breakfast is your last included meal at the lodge. Return to Fairbanks later this morning by small plane. Tour concludes upon your arrival in Fairbanks.

A night in Fairbanks before and after this tour is required.



Aurora viewing is dependent on weather and aurora activity! The Aurora cannot be seen during the summer time (about mid April through early August), when Alaska enjoys the midnight sun!

Please note: snow conditions during the winter months can vary and are not known at time of booking.





Tour Highlights

  • Rustic, yet modern lodge located above the Arctic Circle
  • Tour a native village

Tour Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare between Fairbanks and Bettles
  • 2, 3 or 4 nights lodging and all meals as listed at Bettles Lodge
  • Village tour
  • All taxes.

Winter package includes use of Arctic Gear, snow shoes, and cross country skis

Accommodations:
Standard rooms are located in the main lodge which has a total of 6 standard guest rooms that share 2 central bathrooms. (Standard rooms do not have private bath).

Jacuzzi rooms are located in the Aurora Lodge, which is separate from the main lodge. Jacuzzi rooms have private bathroom with the Jacuzzi tub in the bedroom.

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